According to the Office of Cosmetics and Colors at the federal Food and Drug Administration, a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA.
The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is a FREE resource available to all. The database has the facts on over 79,000 cosmetics and personal care products and reveals the toxicity of each one. Each product is given a safety rating along with details about the toxicity of each ingredient.
Watch Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness and Christa Orecchio of The Whole Journey discuss why you should avoid these four toxic ingredients hiding in your personal care products — parabens, DEA, sodium laureth sulfate and propylene glycol.